OLYMP headquarters in Stuttgart

HAIRDRESSING AND
BEAUTY INSPIRATION

OLYMP has been shaping the beauty industry with quality and innovation for over 115 years. Our product range, commitment to service and our ability to meet the highest ergonomic requirements are treasured around the world. Extremely high quality standards and a complete spare parts service are a matter of course for us. In order to ensure that everyday client work runs smoothly, the products that we develop undergo numerous certified tests, continuous loading tests and material inspections prior to series production.

OVERVIEW

OLYMP FROM ENTREPRENEURS FOR ENTREPRENEURS
OLYMP was founded in 1901 by Carl Herzog and it remains at the core of the family tradition within the Herzog Group to this day. Now in the hands of the 4th generation of the same family, company ownership and management are closely linked with the family of our founder. This helps to guarantee continuity and proximity to a medium-sized family company for our customers, partners and approx. 100 members of staff. As a furnishing company that is active across the globe, OLYMP represents over 115 years’ experience and association with the hair & beauty industry. We are constantly setting new standards with innovations that have revolutionised work time and again.
OLYMP managing directors Marc Herzog and Dr Peter Wenzel

AT A GLANCE

2020
2020
OLYMP is one of the winners of the German Design Award 2020 and receives the “Winner” award for outstanding design quality in the Excellent Product Design category for the Grace hairdressing station.
2019
2019
The HairMaster is celebrating its anniversary with brilliant shine and new colours: 30 years of the FINEST TECHNOLOGY BY OLYMP developed with an eye for the future.
2019
2019
The LashProLounger eyelash work station from the OLYMP Beauty Division is awarded the WELLNESS & SPA Innovation Award.
2018
2018
OLYMP Beauty Division: With the incorporation of the NILO SPA & BEAUTY DESIGN label, OLYMP has become a full-service beauty outfitter in Germany and Austria.
2016
2016
In its 115th anniversary year, OLYMP is awarded the 2016 German Brand Award – Winner for special brand management and, as such, is one of the “Great German brands for 2016”.
2016
2016
Presentation of the GOOD DESIGN design award for the OLYMP Mellow styling chair.
2012
2012
OLYMP continues to develop the HairMaster PROFESSIONAL TECHNOLOGY BY OLYMP brand and presents an exclusive and successful range of small appliances, such as hairdryers, straightening tongs and trimmers.
2011
2011
A photovoltaic plant is installed on the roof of the OLYMP logistics centre. The environmentally friendly electricity can be used to provide approx. 60 four-person households with electricity all-year-round.
2008
2008
The new HairMaster with state-of-the-art technology. “Evolution of design & technology”.
2004
2004
OLYMP WaveLight – multi-award-winning light cone for washing and wellness areas.
2001
2001
The oldest son of Fred Herzog, Marc Herzog, enters the company. “OLYMP has been an important part of my life since I was a child. It is my family’s life’s work”, acknowledges Marc Herzog.
2000
2000
The first multimedia styling station “Vision Media”. To utilise multimedia options within the salon – from the styling station itself.
1993
1993
OLYMP introduces the synchronous adjustment of chairs: the chair seat slides forward as the backrest reclines. For an ergonomic and relaxed posture.
1989
1989
OLYMP presents HairMaster – the first combination device with an infrared and drying hood function in one. Internationally patented and with over 100,000 appliances sold to date, it represents a milestone in hairdressing technology.
1969
1969
Fred Herzog, grandson of the company founder, enters the company. “With the tradition of a family business, we want to be an innovative and market-oriented company with an international presence at all times.”
1960
1960
OLYMP presents a unique innovation: the patented rearward washbasin with two neck recesses.
1938
1938
On 24th June the company moves into the newly procured rooms in the villa at 93 Hohenheimer Straße in Stuttgart, the OLYMP company headquarters to this day.
1937
1937
The first OLYMP pump chair revolutionises the market in 1937.
1933
Carl Herzog becomes chairman of the Verband der Deutschen Friseur-Bedarfs-Industrie e.V.
1927
1927
The first hygienic, functional forward-facing washbasin. The OLYMP mixer tap with retractable hose is invented.
1926
1926
The first OLYMP salon chair with an adjustable back is brought to market and the first registered design is submitted.
1921
1921
The sons Alfred and Karl join the company in the 1920s. Alfred Herzog said “We always want to be as modern as the next moment.”
1904
1904
The first complete hairdressing salon furniture.
1901
1901
On 1st October, Carl Herzog lays the foundation for OLYMP Karl Herzog GmbH & Co. KG. which was initially dedicated to the hollow grinding of razors and the sale of hairdresser supplies and fittings.
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